Eric Whalley Family Stand sponsors, Studio, brought the Easter cheer to the Wham Stadium on Good Friday, handing out over 300 Easter eggs to U12s attending Accrington Stanley’s home game with Burton Albion!
Studio, the Accrington-based online value retailer, invited all children who received a brand new Stanley shirt at October’s big shirt giveaway, with Studio sponsoring the shirt sleeves, back to the Wham Stadium, this time to receive a free egg.
The children were encouraged to wear their shirts to the Easter egg giveaway, making them feel an integral part of the match, watching live football and wearing their shirts with pride.
Ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash, which attracted a bumper Good Friday crowd of 2,513, both the Studio team and a very special guest, the Studio Easter Bunny, handed out the eggs to a very busy and excited crowd of children, from both Stanley and visitors Burton Albion.
Stanley’s assistant manager Jimmy Bell said: “It was absolutely fantastic to see all the children receiving their Easter eggs and we can’t thank Studio enough for their kind contribution.
“The eggs were distributed to children from both Stanley and Burton Albion, and it has been great to see so many happy, smiley faces here today at the Wham Stadium.”
Collette King, HR Manager at Studio Retail Ltd, added: “What a wonderful day it has been – to see so many children wearing their Accrington Stanley shirts was a sight to behold.
“As sponsors of the Eric Whalley Family Stand, we are eager to give back to our young people and by handing out these Easter eggs, we hope we have provided a bit of Easter cheer to the children of Hyndburn.”